First Do No Harm: The DEA targets Physicians who treat their patients pain.

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i think elderly patients that have taken been prescribed same drug for many years by same Doctor, should not be told to visit monthly in order to get a simple refilll, especially if drug is not pain opiate. The Doctor should know the patient well enough by now to refill without fear, but cut patient's off unless they show up for a medicare paid visit. Warning "do not stop taking without Doctor's advice" means nothing? Seniors with no record or history of substance abuse abuse should be spared the extra hassle for a damn Soma.
Ok. I don't understand. Why are they NOW doing what they should've been doing all along? This especially should've been done BEFORE the rescheduling the drug. Seems backwards to me, but then it is the DEA (DO EVERYTHING A##BACKWARDS). Go figure.
I AM GOING TO SAY THIS ONE MORE TIME YOU IF YOU WANT TO SMOKE POT? THINK THAT WILL BE THE UTOPIA OF YOUR PROBLEMS!
PACK UP AND MOVE TO CA. THE FEW OTHER STATES THAT LET IT TAKE PLACE.LOOK AT THEIR JAILS, IT NOT THE ANSWER .
SO SICK OF HEARING THE SO CALL GOOD that POT DOES FOR PEOPLE, OH THEY WONT HARM A FLY, YA LET THEM DRIVE AND KILL ONE OF US FIGHTING FOR OUR MEDS. HOPEFULLY YOU HAVE A ID AND NOT A DMV AND A PERSON TO DRIVE YOU TO YOUR DR. THEIR
LOT OF PEOPLE FROM FLORIDA SIGNING THIS PETITION .THE PROBLEM IS THEIR IS NO ANSWER TILL FDA CALLS A MEETING WITH ALL THESE STATES ONE BY ONE.
I PREDICT MORE SUCIDES, MORE EMS ROOM IN HOSPITALS BEING PACKED WITH PEOPLE ,WHO STILL DONT KNOW HOW TO WEEN OUR SELF OFF OF THIS BECAUSE THE DR. AND THE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANYS AND FDA MADE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND NOW DONT WANT TO BE LIEABLE IF SOMEONE DIES.DO NO HARM IS PART OF THEIR CREED WHEN THEY BECOME A MD.
WE LIVE IN A THRID WORLD COUNTY WEATHER WE WANT TO BELEAVE IT OR NOT. I DONE. GENITIC TESTING IS THE ANSWER GOOGLE IT, FOX NEWS DID A REPORT ON THIS ISSUE THE SWAB OF THE MOUTH THEY CAN GET 99.99 EXACT DRUG,THAT IS EFFECTIVE FOR YOUR BODY.
MOST OF USE ARE TAKING THE WRONG MEDS BUT THEY ALL HAD TO POP OPEN A NEW DRUG STORE ON EVERY CORNER TO MALE THEIR MONEY IN THE PHARMACY AS FAST AS THEY COULD.
WHEN THE RATTLESNAKES WERE DOING WRONG.
SOONER OR LATER THEIR WILL BE BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS FOR ALL THE WRONG THEY DID AND HARM TO PEOPLE.
DEA performs NFL painkiller sweep


This Story is on MSN.com right now!!! 11/16/2014 10:31 pm CST.
Start a class action suit now !
Do not lump me in with drug seeking junkies because of my absolute need for strong pain meds. For over 20 years I have suffered but only in the past few years I have been belittled, called a drug seeker & have with zero logical reason have had to suffer the agony of forced detox. I would love to give these med watchdogs the pain I live with for just 5 seconds & they would understand but that is fantasy. Instead they point fingers & beat their chests about the great job they are doing to lower opioid use in Florida or whatever self righteous state those suffering on a minute by minute basis live in, especially the ones that still condemn marijuana which helps some of us tremendously.
I am a chronic pain patient caught in this nightmare. I have severe (bone on bone) arthritis in both knees an the pain is exacerbated by long term Fibromyalgia. I used to be a full time carpenter and then had my own landscaping / gardening company. Now I hardly leave my home because I can barely walk because of the pain. And all because the law makers want to protect the drug addicts from overdosing themselves??? The addicts will continue to get their drugs from the streets....as they always have. These laws will only affect the people who already abide by them....meaning the people who are suffering with legitimate, documented pain!
Four decades a chronic pain patient - I've posted my story so many times - here's one back in 2013 directed to AG Bondi's lies back then - this week I will have to video my 30 year pharmacy Walgreen's to document telling me they CAN'T/WON'T fill my "MEDICALLY NECESSARY" prescriptions. I don't care who knows my name - I have nothing to hide. My medical history has been with the government through SSD since the late 70's and I haven't stopped seeing doctors since 1970.

Making a public statement - due to government's Federal and state's Drug Diversion actions, I am currently suffering severe withdrawals because my medications have been "diverted". I'm on Day 5 so like so many other who have legitimate health conditions & suffer daily severe chronic pain have been ignored in this criminal process and tortious interference by the DOJ, DEA, FDA, NIDA AHCA FDLE, the CSA, ARCOS, NABP, Florida's Governor Rick Scott; and to quote Florida’s own Attorney General who failed in accomplishing this statement:
“we must still ensure that people legitimately suffering from chronic pain, crippling anxiety or other debilitating illnesses, can get the relief they need. We are challenged, therefore, to facilitate greater access to pain-relieving medicines, while simultaneously expanding the capacity to monitor and dispense these potent pain-relievers under sound medical supervision.” By Florida’s State Attorney, Pam Bondi, April 2, 2012 re: PDMP.

There are NO medicines available to chronic pain sufferers and they allowed us to be harmed as well as all the law-abiding physicians who try to help them live life as best they can. The government/pharmacies have decided to make it so difficult; causing pharmacies to refuse "legitimate" prescribed C-II pain medications to even long-term members. This includes people just out of surgery, in need of surgery or injured, the elderly who have severe pain issues, and so many like me who are actually “statistics for the USA – chronic back pain, diabetes, auto accidents, diseases that cause pain like cancer. As medically documented, I now have INCREASED pain due to sudden withdrawal from my pain medication which I have been on over 40 years. I know I’m addicted but in my case, it is ‘MEDICALLY NECESSARY”. Patients like me don’t CHOOSE to take pain meds – in fact, we’d give anything to

Signing Change.org & researching/contacting lawyers to file a class action suit against all agencies and pharmacies for tortious interference with my health & well-being, my civil rights, undue pain & suffering, etc., discrimination, etc. WHO'S ON BOARD? See Change.org - very sad stories (mothers, brothers, sisters, friends are suffering terribly right now.

Facebook by me: 6/1/2013 9:10 PM
Read it and Weep.
Folks, We are fighting a losing battle. Read the following carefully and keep your eyes to the Federal Registry starting NOW. I had no idea this thing existed, probably because I was too busy living paycheck to paycheck.

The DEA received 573 comments on the proposed rule to reschedule HCPs. Fifty-two percent (52%) (298 comments) supported, or supported with qualification, controlling HCPs in schedule II of the CSA. Forty-one percent (41%) (235 comments) opposed rescheduling HCPs into schedule II. Seven percent (7%) (40 comments) did not take a definitive position regarding rescheduling.

The DEA received two comments requesting that the DEA reopen the period for public comment. One of the commenters specifically requested that the comment period be reopened for a minimum of 180 days. The stated justification of one of the commenters was that “[t]he current period is utterly inadequate to large segments of the population who have had no meaningful notice, have extremely limited internet access in small time periods through use of computers at public libraries and are particularly at risk from harm if this rule is adopted.”

DEA response: The Administrative Procedure Act does not set a minimum length of time for public comment
The DEA published in the Federal Register the NPRM proposing to reschedule HCPs into schedule II of the CSA on February 27, 2014.

DEA response: The Administrative Procedure Act does not set a minimum length of time for public comment. 21 U.S.C. 553; Phillips Petroleum Co. v. U.S. E.P.A., 803 F.2d 545, 558-59 (10th Cir. 1986) (upholding the EPA's refusal to extend the 45-day comment period on an NPRM, noting that courts have uniformly upheld comment periods of 45 days or less) (internal citations omitted). However, both Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 provide that agencies should afford the public a comment period of at least 60 days.

Based on the following considerations, the DEA declines to reopen the period for additional public comment.
I suffer from Lupus MS Sciatica chronic pain. As a human being I also relay on my pain medicine to function my daily life shower cook clean if I don't have my pain medicine I flare my chest angina pains attacks me just alone lupus attacks my own body . I depend on my medicine to help me instead of suffering from the madness of pain .
As a long term sufferer of chronic, dibilitating pain, i can attest to the wrongs that are done in the health care system... from nurses to doctors to pharmacists and beyond. we are treated as second class citizens, or worse, as drug addicts and criminals. this MUST stop! i suffer from major depressive disorder, in part due to the treatment, or lack there of that i receive as a chronic pain patient. I am not receiving adequate relief and when i request it, i am faced with the possibility of not receiving ANY medication at all because i dare to ask for more effective medicine. What do we have to do? I feel like if i lay down in the street that i would finally get the treatment i need, altho probably not in the way i wish it to be. Things need to change. this is why i am signing this petition
I think the way society, and physcians treat dibilitating and chronic diseases should start taking notice of how they alienate so many people with their uncaring attitudes is breaking the Hippocratic Oath they take to become doctors, Change is needed now!
i suffer from chronic pain due to ra, oa, and fibromylagia, it is unfair that ppl who are in pain cannot ger adequate pain relief, we are drugged out, we are not drug seekers we are seeking relief from physical pain,
I am in a pain relief nightmare...for the past 4 years...I need someone.to hear me...PLEASE
Those of us who are in chronic mind numbing pain (24/7) should not be treated as drug addicts. Until the past month, I was functioning as well as I could. After a diagnosis of COPD, last month, I am even less able to function without help. My husband had to take time from work to take care of me. So, in addition to being tied to my oxygen tank, I require pain medications just to make it through the day and night. I am fortunate enough to have my husband here to help. Without pain medications, I would be in terrible shape. I have my first appointment with my pain management doctor since the new laws went into effect and I have no idea what to expect. Will I have the medications needed to make it through to the next month? I have no problem following the laws as long as they are equitable and meet my needs for pain medication? Up until this point, everything has run smoothly but extremely painfully. Not only am I scared to find out what is next, I have to worry about medication discrimination. Hopefully, everything will run smoothly albeit painfully. I can deal with that as long as the DEA, pharmacists and pain management doctors all work in conjunction with each other. Please allow me to remain on my medications and give the doctor, the latitude he requires to meet my needs and those of all of the other people who are on narcotic pain medication. Speaking for myself and all of the other chronic pain sufferers, I ask that we all work together. We are not addicts but decent law abiding people who want an even playing field. Thank you for listening.
I am in a pain relief nightmare...for the past 4 years...I need someone.to hear me...PLEASE
Action is needed. Please WAKE UP. People are dying unnecessarily. The numbers will increase until this situation is taken seriously.
There is something wrong with a society that penalizes doctors for helping patients in pain. This is a national crisis and someone has to listen to those of us who have suffered long enough or there will be many more suicides because pain kills, too. The sick, the ill, the disabled are NOT being listened to. Instead they and their doctors and their pharmacists are being treated like criminals. Stop the DEA and this crazy, ill-informed war on pain medication NOW!
My father in law's dr. After 40 years of treatment of this 87 year old man, who has survived 4 hip replacements and multiple skin cancer operations, the last one completely removing the right ear is refusing to rx tramadol. He takes allopurinol for a remote history of gout and he tells him this is his pain medication. I am appalled by this, he even has stopped rx meclizine for vertigo and told him the ENT dr can rx these. He takes BP meds , so you might just as well see a cardiologist and for the blood thinners go see the hemotologist, the dr has no business being in practice if he won't treat the patient or are these results of obamacare knowing the decrease in payment to PCP from medicare or a combination of the increase to low cost insurance coverage and the increase of indignant care. I have my suspensions. No way is it ethically acceptable to treat the elderly is such a manor. Discussted.
Discrimination!
I have chronic pain and this is discrimination to me. Hell I would rather eat marijuana or use CBD oil but it's not legal where I live.
I have chronic pain. To me this is discrimination. We go through alot with chronic pain and deserve to be treated like anybody else.
chronic pain takes joy out of your life. I cannot afford to hire people to do the things I can no longer do. I cannot work in my garden which I used to love to do. I cannot go out and do the things I used to enjoy doing. My medical care should be between my doctor and myself not the DEA. I resent them collecting information on me without my permission. I am with that person that said we should start a class action suit.
I am also a care giver for a spouse that has stage 4 cancer who has a hard time getting pain meds from the oncologist. She does not abuse them she has asked for pain meds twice in two years hardly an addict. This is so wrong on so many levels. We must fight the fight. Should we get the ACLU involved?
People who suffer from chronic pain are not drug addicts. Yes, they may become physically addicted, but they are NOT addicts! We use pain medication because nothing else even comes close to working and, in most cases, all it does is take the edge off so we can function on a semi normal level. Severe chronic pain causes the person to withdraw from life. They stop doing the things they enjoy. They stop going to family functions. They stop working. They die inside because they have no hope.

Why punish the person who is already suffering physically and mentally? Is it really going to keep drugs out of the hands of drug dealers and real addicts by making it where a doctor can't treat their patient? NO! And the truth of the matter is, this is the fault of doctors. The doctors who over medicate their patients and hand out pills like they are candy. And, not just pain meds. Benzodiazipin, proven to kill you from withdrawal, is handed out like Halloween candy. Why isn't it on the DEA's hit list? Yes, people suffer from anxiety. However, there are proven, natural ways to treat it. I have never found a natural "remedy" to treat severe chronic, life long, pain. Exercise, yoga, meditation, hot baths, ice packs, the list is endless. Yet, we can't do those things at work. We have to wait until we get home to baby our screaming bodies.

Why remove a drug, that has minimal side effects and allows a person to have some type of life, from the people who truly need it? Makes no sense to me.

Now, let me tell you my story. For 15 years I had a doctor that handed pills out like they were candy. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, an anxiety disorder, and depression because I had severe leg pain. I was on darvicet, loricet, ativan (8 mg a day), flexeril, soma, and 2 antidepressants. I took my meds as they were prescribed - 4 times a day. I never filled them early, I never sought out a drug dealer. After 15 years, I came very close to killing myself, on purpose, because I couldn't live like I was any longer. I checked myself into rehab. Not because of the pain meds, but because there was not a safe way for me to stop taking the ativan. It was the best thing I ever did. That was 8 years ago. I have had to take pain med off and on since then for various health and dental reasons. Now here's the kicker... When I'm not in excruciating pain, I DON'T TAKE THEM! I don't need them. Even after all those years of being on them, I am NOT a drug addict. See, there's the difference. A switch didn't flip that caused me to crave narcotics or other drugs. Currently, I suffer from degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and SI joint dysfunction. I work, I do what I can with my family and it's because I take 1-3 hydrocodone 10 mg a day (on a good day I don't take any). See the difference here? When I'm not in debilitating pain I don't take them.

The majority of chronic pain sufferers are the same way. When they aren't in pain, they don't take them. Yet, the DEA, is goi
I have chronic pain due to sacral nerve scarring (probably due to lifting patients during my years as an occupational therapist; my pain management physician believes a leaking intravertebral disk caused the scarring) and interstitial cystitis. The pain is constant, 24 hours per day burning as if someone was holding fire to my vulva. My bladder feels as if I am being scraped internally with sharp knives. I know this sounds impossible, but this is the most accurate way I can describe my pain. Neuropathic pain ("nerves gone wild" is the way I describe it to my friends, my humorous riff on "girls gone wild"--ya gotta laugh!) is the most unimaginable, nightmare pain, like Hell. I sometimes wonder if I'm really in Hell, paying for something horrible I did in another life, because I've been such a good person in this life. Anyway, I could not survive without my narcotic pain medications combined with neuropathic pain meds: Opana 30 mg XR twice a day with 10mg 3 times a day immediate release as needed, plus Topamax and Lyrica (meds for neuropathic pain) This combination does not make me "high" at all, just tired, but it enables me to work full time! Without it, I would be dead. I could not survive my pain without these medications. I just can't believe that the DEA is trying to interfer in the doctor/patient relationship and stop physicians from prescribing! My pain management physician hgas been treating me for four years and knows me very, very well. He has tried three blocks, two of which did nothing; the last one made my pain much worse. I have Googled blocks and found that my experience is VERY common. Blocks don't work! I have also Google spinal nerve stimulators, and theyonly work for 50% of paitents and only for the first year, after which they stop working and start causing autoimmune problems. And patients can't find any surgeons to take the stimulators out at that time. Congress, please stand up to the DEA. The DEA is "cops gone wild"--too much power, not enough knowledge. Stop the DEA! Empower the doctor -patient relationship.
I have documents to prove what's wrong with me I have been put on a list for no reason at all and I would like this stuff removed off of my medical records because I am suffering from a joint disease my body is being put back together about him for reconstruction of the back my toe my neck now my hands what am I supposed to do to keep the pain under control I was in a pain control clinic and all they want to do is offer you medical marijuana shots if you don't take the shots you don't get your pain control and that said that we have to suffer because somebody else's stupid things to do you want to do with their medicine every time I get a urine test all my medicine that I was giving was in the air right now I am suffering because I have been on put on a these people are being put in databases database and it's sad to be in a database because all you doing is trying to get help I had to find a spinal care doctor to help me and that's sad that we cannot live my life in peace and go hang free they want to spend billions and billions of dollars all on these research is but we can't get the help that we need that's very sad I rather die than be in pain everyday
The pain management doctor I have been seeing for more than one year refuses to continue treating me. He has told me that I should find another doctor. On my last visit he cut my medication. I have Lupus, RA,osteoporosis, spinal stenosis and many other conditions cause me to suffer from cronic pain
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DEA's Rannazzisi acknowledged that no one knows how rescheduling hydrocodone-containing products would ultimately affect patients.
Nevertheless, he said, "we don't believe that there's going to be an issue with the patients getting those drugs." - See more at: http://www.ashp.org/menu/News/PharmacyNews/NewsArticle


REALLY? Just read the previous postings you've received for this petition. 100% of eligible patients with confirmed pathology causing chronic, long term pain have been CUT OFF from the medications that helped prior to this rescheduling. Doctors STOPPED entertaining the idea of pain meds for fear of DEA prosecution.
Please REPEAL this decision NOW!
I have a lot of pain in my muscules and nerves because of CFS. Also I have arthritis and bone spurs and degenerating disks in my neck and back, but I have to take ibuprofen because Drs. are afraid to give pain meds. The ibuprofen is often not enough for my pain levels.
Something has to change.
I was told to take an anti-inflammatory for pain when my Doc refused to fill my ultram prescription, so I took one aleve, even I stated I was allergic, they didnt care, I had a severe allergic reaction at work, my Boss wanted to call 911, instead i left and got benedryl, just in time, cuz my throat was closing up, I reported it to my Doc at my visit, he still injected me with cortisone, Thank God I had benedryl on me I had to take it on the way home, I had a butterfly rash across my face for three days, The Doc obviously thought I was lying about the allergy, and almost killed me, all because he was afraid of the FDA new Rules, I still suffer everyday in chronic pain, and Im not a Drug Addict, But Im treated like one, This has To STOP.
I am lying here with chronic back pain, after moving around for a few hours. Today it has been 8 days that I have been unable to have my medication filled. We have cowards and judge mental know it all in charge are our lives. I refuse to accept this. Americans need to stand together and win this battle over pain medication Government control. Accidents, illnesses, surgery, etc., can happen to anyone at anytime. We must take back our rights and our freedom of choice and control.
LOL,
In the DEA summary written back in 2013 to justify the reclassification of hydrocodone to C-II drug they quoted statistics dating back to 1950; when they say HCPs started being abused. If that isn't a waste of money funding this agency I don't know what is. This agency has been failing since back then, plus the so called "war on drugs" is, was and will continue to be a failure under the direction of the DEA. But, unbeknownst to many, they still operate without any checks and balances. Where and when will these failed policies by a failed agency END?
REPEAL this recent drug schedule change by the failed DEA......NOW!!
it is unfair for a person that has severe pain for reconstruction of the back to prosthetic kneecaps to cervical neck surgeries and they cannot get the pain control of the day need to live a decent life that's horrible never used tcocaine that's what the doctors are labeling people and I think that's unfair to people that uses their controlled substance
Chronic pain sufferer
My fiance's dr has told him no more pain pills after being treated for 3 years with the same dosage. No increase, no addiction, just management of some severe injuries from a fall. No his dr. says he doesn't need pills. Yet, his dr referred him to a pain specialist. What a bunch of BS. My fiancee wakes up at night screaming from the pain in his body. I didn't know fake pain could be so dramatic. That seems like a lot of effort to prove your in pain. So in addition to severe, chronic pain, he is now sleep deprived. He is becoming more depressed and his dr. is more worried about his license then he is his patients. Great Job to our gov't for being so ready to save 22000 people from dying from overdose, but not concerned about the increase in suicide from pain. What a bunch of morons.
I am a sixty yr.old man who has severe work- related injuries that were worsened by an incompetent surgeon.I am unable to walk (or sleep) without my pain medication(without which I have been for over a week now!!)I have slept only 3 hours this week!Severe muscle spasms wrack my body whenever I almost drift off into sleep.My coordination has deteriorated, resulting in 2 falls this week.My blood pressure medication (also mysteriously 'unfillable')hasn't been able to do its job,& my B.P.is now dangerously high-I am left wondering if now, after a lifetime of working & paying taxes, the USA govt.& its regulatory drug agencies are trying to kill me(& others like me?)I am, after all, one of those troublesome Baby Boomers who hasn't had the decency to croak yet!
The Feds are punishing the innocent rather than prosecuting the criminals who abuse the system for profit. Repeal the current federal restriction on hydrocodone and encourage punishment of those who violate existing laws related to prescription abuse. Chronic pain is real and patient have the right to be relieved of their pain.
I am am 29 year old female from Washington state who has degenerative disk disease, asthma, subluxation, TMJ, facial nerve damage and fibromyalgia and is also allergic deathly to antibiotics, corticosteroids and pharmaceutical opioids. My constant pain and unbearable suffering prevents me from being a complete person or even a half functional wife and mother to my husband and four year old son for even one day out of a year. He has never seen his mother not in all consuming pain, instead of him knowing a normal happy childhood he is unable to enjoy his days because of my constant suffering. He tries with all his little heart to help me feel better, he draws me flowers and pretty pictures and spends all his days searching for something, ANYTHING that will help mommy stop crying and feeling so sad from her pain all the time. Worrying about his mother's health or how much worse her pain will be every new day has come to be all that he thinks about now. Now this sweet little boy who's only just turned four, all he wanted to get me for my birthday the first time he went shopping with daddy when he was big enough was something to stop his mommies pain. My suffering is ruining my sons childhood and slowly isolating him from meeting and playing with other children. My husband has to take care of all the running around and errands. I cannot socialize outside of my home or even go shopping or enjoy any possible aspect of life. When my degenerative disk arthritis flares up I cannot dress myself, bathe myself or even have someone else brush my hair. Its like my neck is broken and i cannot even get up to use the bathroom. When my TMJ flairs up I crack and break my teeth from my jaw clenching from the blinding skull crushing pain, it is unlike any pain i have ever felt like a white hot iron on my face burning through my upper jaw, it is not uncommon for me to pass out from the pain of my TMJ. My immune system has become extremely weak and compromised from the stress of the combined years of enduring this constant agony without any relief time in between symptoms that has been preventing any rest or sleep for months at a time. My skin tears like crepe paper when I get bruised or even bump into something, I also suffer from constant abscesses and dermatitis from a severe allergy to tide, soy protien, bounce and harsh detergents and chemical additivities, just going through the detergent aisle, hugging a friend who used tide or bounce on their cloths or walking past a dryer vent causes my entire body to be covered in blisters, hives, boils and abscesses that are sometimes the size of golf balls. If I go into my local ER if they become infected and the pain becomes unbearable (usually late at night) and they treat me like an worthless animal, some sort of loathsome junky just looking for narcotics, not someone who is afraid of dying from infection or the shock from the pain and genuinely seeking emergency medical help. When they look up my medical history and see
Dear Sirs,

Pay attention to what happens when a doctor stops treating the patient. Spouse from Denair, CA, is a prime example of what alternatives patients will seek once under treatment occurs, they turn to heroin. This is exactly what the petition is URGING you to avoid by REPEALING the current rescheduling hydrocodone decision. Lest you get more letters from worried spouses who've waited a LONG time to ask for help.
Frustrated beyond believe my spouse has been on pain pill for 4 1/2 years after back operation has abused them from the get go used heroin when younger now is total addicted has lost all touch with real reality walk out of the house a month ago filed restraining order divorce what can be done about pain doctor giving way to meany pills help
I am a victim. I stay home every day in pain without treatment. My Dr. told me her licence to practice medicine was more important to her and refereed me to a pain clinic. She stated the DEA was watching closely to Drs. who prescribe opiates and was not going to take the chance. I stay at home in pain. I refuse to go to a pain clinic and be humiliated anymore. I give up.
First marijuana isn't an option for alternative pain relief because it's illegal to possess it in Florida. Now the VA is telling me they will not treat my service connected chronic shoulder pain unless I elect to have surgery to try to 'fix' a possible labrum tear...HOW IS THIS ETHICAL?!

This war on patients needs to end. I can't take a month or longer off from work to recuperate and I have three children (one infant) at home -- it's so wrong to leave me to significant pain without proper treatment options, stop this witch hunt at VA facilities that are targeting people that are abusing their medications, don't sure street drugs...including marijuana because it's illegal, and have documented injuries that result in chronic pain. Please care about us!
The "War Against Pain Patients" was initiated by CVS and Walgreens. This is a retaliation against innocent "Pain Patients" because they was implicated in crime from the Florida Pill Mill epicenter.

To Learn More About How These Corporations Are Demolishing Your Rights To Get Treatment For Pain, Go To: www.RXABUSESOLUTIONS.ORG. The have joined the TEVA, AMA, Cardinal, and some very powerful corporations.

From Their Website:
Our mission is to raise awareness of the issue of prescription drug abuse, partner with legislators to craft achievable solutions, and serve as a resource for policymakers and the media. We have come together to form the only coalition focused on this issue that includes representation across the domestic supply chain, resulting in a unique and comprehensive perspective to addressing the prescription drug abuse epidemic.

Conclusion: Prescription medicine is a big problem and it's probably a lot worse than THC because of the overdose deaths associated with these medications. There are so many patients on these medications in the U.S. that the manufacturer's have to purchase a lot of the "OPIUM" from China and other countries. Who let these pills kill all of our people like this. These are the people that should be arrested and not the innocent patient and doctor who think they are doing the right thing. This is what happens when you introduce an illegal drug into our society for legal use. This is how we ended up with the Florida Pill Mill Epidemic. Now, "Heroin" is taking over the people of our country. What a drug trade to see...
I am a 36 years old woman. I have been having a lot of pains with scolosis, burstis, osteoarthritis, hip, knee, back and ankle pains.....i suffered several broken bones that never healed properly. I have tried several cortisone shots that did not work for my bone and joint pains. It worked for my muscle pains. My doctor wont treat me for the pains. I am sensitive to NSAIDs. I have gone to pain management and his attitude to me was awful. He laughed at me. left me in the room for a while. Forgot all about me. Refused to answer my calls nor calling me back.....My PCP always tll me to go to the emergency room and then yell at me for getting meds from many doctors i told my PCP that she told me to go to the ER and there were no same doctor. It is really frustrating.
I am 28 yrs old and have been a CPP for almost 5 years. I had the same doctor for 6 years until he decided to move to another state, my most recent dr I was with for 3 yrs. I have Fibromyalgia, Syatica, Scoliosis, and Bursitis. Today after calling me to reschedule an appt I got a second call by the Office Manager stating that I was being discharged from their practice. I was side-swiped; I don't abuse meds, I use 1 doc, 1 pharmacy. I (of course) asked her why; it stated I was not open to other medication options. Funny thing is he never once discussed with me on switching medication. I told her as much and asked "Which medication?" She stated it does not say which. Seems a little strange and vague don't you think?? I have a theory that alot of CPP will be getting dropped soon by long-term doctors. They are scared shitless by the DEA. Why else would I really -not- get a REAL answer? It's great that they put us on these meds, all but encourage it and then tell us to **** off when it fits them. I now have to find another doctor -and- try to figure out where to get my pain meds (since pharmacies seem to always be out nowadays). This puts me through several days of withdrawal even though I took my meds right. & God forbid you call a pharmacy to ask if they have it in stock; that's against the law now! What ARE they doing??? I find it odd that this comes right after the whole "arming the cartel" thing and 2 wks before Zohydro being approved. If they're so concerned, why has this extremely strong drug (5x more potent than what i currently take) been 'okay'd'??
Please tell me why I am paying , when the STATE OF FL KNEW THESE JUNKIES WERE COMING FROM ALL 50 STATES TO GET THEIR DRUGS ,THEN RETURN HOME TO THEIR STATE AND THEN GO SELL THEIR MEDS!
Now the comments from Cathy and the lady from Lakeland FL.
. My family Dr of some 20 years was forced to retire and work for Baycare, Dr Silver. I never abused my meds, I had spinal fusion Going on 4 years ago I am at the point of ripping the rods and screws out of my back. I hate , that is AWEFUL word, my new Dr. He just needs to feel endless pain, I am tired of begging for help. I know the FDA AND ALL THE GOOD OLD BOYS MADE ALOT OF MONEY , AND KICKED GOOD PEOPLE TO THE GUTTER. SO FIND A SOLUTION OR ALL YOU HOSPITAL ARE GOING TO BE FILLED WITH PATIENTS THAT CANT GET HELP AND FLIP OUT!
One good Dr in pinellas county FL please come forward. My GOD ONLY KNOWS THE SUFFERING, IT IS NOT MENTAL IT IS PHYSICAL. GIVE THE TEST THAT YOUR MOUTH IS SWABBED AND GENITIC TESTING GIVES THE EXACT MEDICINE THAT WORKS FOR THAT PERSON. YOU PASS A POT LAW. I WOULD DIE FIRST THEN SMOKE POT. WAIT AND SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL DIE ON ROADS! INCENT PEOPLE BECAUSE OF THIS STATES MONEY HUNGRY DR. AS FAR AS WALLGREENS I PRAY THEY BANKRUPT forced to close their doors.SHUT THEM DOWN!
TALK ABOUT FEELING LIKE A DEAD DOG THE WAY THE PHARMACYS TREAT YOU. I MOVING IF IT DOES NOT END IN 6 months and come up with a better SYSTEM! But they won't man can not direct their own steps. They fall on riches💨😡POWER. I DID NOT DESERVE WHAT HAPPENED TO ME BECAUSE 2- MAN THAT DID NOT BELONG IN USA NO GREN CARD CHANGED MY LIFE FOR EVER ON I-75 N
I AM DONE.
Doctors have an oath to treat their patients, here as follows;

Declaration of Geneva of the World Medical Association

(adopted 1948, amended 1966 and 1983):

I solemnly pledge myself to consecrate my life to the service of humanity;
I will give my teachers the respect and gratitude which is their due;
I will practice my profession with conscience and dignity;
The health of my patient will be my first consideration;
I will respect the secrets which are confided in me, even after the patient has died;
I will maintain by all the means in my power, the honor and the noble traditions of the medical profession;
My colleagues will be my brothers;
I will not permit considerations of religion, nationality, race, party politics or social standing to intervene between my duty and my patient;
I will maintain the utmost respect for human life from its beginning even under threat and I will not use my medical knowledge contrary to the laws of humanity;
I make these promises solemnly, freely and upon my honor.
I'm so tired of searching for my meds every month. It's craziness. DEA STAY OUT OF MY HEALTH CARE YOU ARE NOT A DOCTOR!! WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO GO TO ANY PHARAMCY AND GET MEDICATIONS!! BEEN GOING TO SAME DOC FOR 6 YEARS AND SAME MEDS BUT HAVE TO GO ON A HUNT TO FIND!! TIRED OF BEING TREATED THIS WAY!! I SAY SUE THE DEA FOR DISCRIMINATION!!!
These brutal new tactics of denying patients pain (& other life-saving medications, such as ephinephrine inhalers for asthma)-seem aimed at causing the deaths of all citizens who are no longer physically perfect.Welcome to the Brave New World of Neo-Nazi America! Those citizens who do not die from medication withdrawls might choose in desperation to use illegal drug sources. Legal authorities profit via fines & confiscated assets.Private industries (such as Corrections Corporation of America)-also reap fat rewards-prisons filled kept filled by the efforts of each state that contracts with CCA to buy US prisons at 90% guaranteed occupancy rates.In a time of falling crime, making more citizens criminals(& increasing mandatory prison terms)-is the only way to guarantee high prison occupancy rates.Our Founding Fathers would be appalled by the America of 2014! A country once famous for being a beacon of hope & personal freedom to the world has now become a police state in which law abiding citizens are forced into prison or the grave whilst simply trying to live with debilitating pain & illness.I doubt many legislators lose sleep over the human costs of such depravity-but they should be concerned about the considerable economic costs of killing citizens that are still helping to support an embattled economy. The dead buy no consumer products,& generate no profits for mega corporations!
The same doctor that told me my mother needed to be taken off life support because she was DYING
said they could not give her too much pain medication because she could get ADDICTED. This happened at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon, Virginia
i have chronic pain been suffering from it since 2004 and i was put thru evry therapy you can think of nthn helped i was put on 30mgs of oxycodone and i cld tolerate my pain then 1day my doctor was shut down and i cldnt gt my pain meds for 3months thats how long it took 2 find a doctor that wld treat me and i hav had a fusion done slap repair of my rite shldr i hav deg. deteriating disc desease fibromalysia arthritis bulgin n herniated disc the list goes on and witout the pain meds it interfers in my evryday life i cant do things that i wld like 2 with my son and i gt 2 hear mommy your mean cuz he does not understand wat im goin thru when i finally did gt in with a doctor they knockd me down 2 10mgs when my old doctor opened bac up i went bac 2 him and he put me on 15s said he cld not giv me bac the 30s cuz of DEA regulations then i had trouble gettn my meds filld pharmacies were scared cuz all i had was narcotics they sd i had 2 bring all my scripts 2 them i sd other then joints disc muscle n nerve problems i was healthy i wasnt on anything else so im bein punished 4 bein healthy other then physical pain or id gt turned away cuz of my doctor i gt treated like an addict when i went 2 the ER i didnt go 4 pain meds i already had some and my appt was in 2days wit my pain doc bt the pain had gotten so bad my meds werent workin so i went 2 find out wat was goin on but the doctor at the ER treated me so bad sd i was withdrawlin i told him i jus took my meds so theres no way then he told me i needed 2 go 2 rehab i went off they actually calld the cops it was crazy when i went 2 my pain doctor i tld her wat had happen at the ER and why i had went in the first place she told me it was my fibromyalysia flarin up ive nvr had a flare up like that and im not the type of person to go 2 the ER also my doctor told me im not the only 1 who has come 2 her and complained about that same ER doctor mistreatn them somethin needs 2 be done cuz im tired of gettin treated like an addict bcuz i hav legitimate chronic pain
I have been going to Minor & James Clinic in Seattle. After being on pain meds since 1994 that worked well for me and stayed on the same dose all those years, my Dr retired. I went to another Rheumatologist that was recommended and he left the clinic within two years. He did not want to deal with pain patience and he ended up with most of my original Dr's patience. Going to another clinic would allow him to leave us behind. I then went to a 3rd Dr at the same clinic last Friday. She said she would not prescribe my pain killers and that I need to go to a pain Clinic. After reading about them most want you to get off of drugs and regard you as an addict! I am 70 yrs old, my grandmother and aunts had the same illness, my grandmother was one of those people in pain that could not take it any longer: she did kill herself. I don't want to be put in that position. I am sure that Minor & James Clinic in Seattle are getting rid of all pain patience, just as you mentioned...they are battling the government. See this article.... http://www.painmedicinenews.com//ViewArticle.aspx?ses=ogst&d=Policy+%26+Management&d_id=83&i=November+2014&i_id=1120&a_id=28644
At nearly 60% disabled for life (official on my medical records) I wish to seek an attorney to start a very large global class action lawsuit against the DEA (YES. It's your fault DEA) for changing hydrocodone products to a schedule 2. I had a functional life. Now I do not. I am absolutely miserable. I was switched to Tylenol 3. It does nothing. Well, the first dose made my head fuzzy and did nothing for the pain. I am livid and want it changed back. Every time I get online, I see more and more patients adding their frustrating comments along side of mine. This is just insane and ridiculous. It's time to go after the DEA now!

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